Play in Huntingdon County
For centuries, people have flocked to Huntingdon County in search of adventure. The rivers and ridges that make up the county’s landscape are lined with scenic byways, dirt roads, trails of all types, flat water lakes, gentle rivers and whitewater creeks. Adventure awaits in all seasons from winter snowmobiling and fat biking, spring fishing and paddling, summer swimming and power boating, to fall hiking, biking and hunting - and that only touches the surface of things to do in Huntingdon County.
One might think any place could claim outdoor recreation, but in Huntingdon County and the Raystown Lake Region, we do it world-class.
- The Allegrippis Trails at Raystown Lake are among the top 25 mountain bike trails in the world according to Singletracks.com.
- Mountain bike trails in Rothrock State Forest have been recognized by the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) as Epic Trails.
- Raystown Lake is Pennsylvania’s largest lake, and has yielded every land-locked striped bass state record, currently standing at 53 pounds 12 ounces.
- Spruce Creek and the Little Juniata Rivers are world renowned trout waters attracting presidents, professional athletes, and some of the world’s best fly anglers.
- The Standing Stone Trail, an 80-mile backpacking trail, was named Pennsylvania’s Trail of the Year in 2016.
- The Mid State Trail, which passes through the area on its way to connecting the Maryland panhandle to New York’s Finger Lakes, claimed the Trail of the Year title in 2019.
- The county seat of Huntingdon was named one of the Coolest Small Towns in America by readers of Budget Travel magazine in 2009, and is a trail town along the September 11th National Memorial Trail, and the Juniata River National Recreation Water Trail.